We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.  Goethe 



 


 

 

 

 

I have been teaching the violin, in some of its many forms nearly all my life. It has always been a tremendous background to my own processes of learning.

The experience of teaching, teaches all teachers that it is, in part, teaching that teaches....

Building technique, solving problems, analysing difficulties with a view to overcoming them, is at the heart of the 'CRAFT' of playing any instrument.

In 1990, I was on the staff at the Royal Academy of Music in London, as 'Baroque' Violin professor, specialising in the 'art and craft' of playing 'historical' instruments. This was my first 'toe in the water' of teaching that what to me was a relatively new, and very complex thing, the 'baroque' violin. Shortly after, I was invited to take the same position at the Royal Conservatory of Music, in Den Haag, the Netherlands, on 'Baroque Violin', where I remained for 15 years. I am now once more very happy to be affiliated with the Royal Academy of Music in London.

 

I have been the string teacher at 'Meisterkurs Klang und Raum', Klang und Raum in Kloster Irsee for a very happy 7 years, and have taught all over the world in different masterclass situations, individual lessons, and courses.

The where of all this:

For example: Curtis Institute in Boston, Berkeley School of Music California, Oberlin College Ohio, University of Boulder Colorado, Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY, Cornell University NY, Denver University, California Summer Music Monterey, Banff Centre Canada, McGill University Montreal, Edmonton University Music Department Alberta Canada, Australian National Academy of Music Melbourne, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne Music Department, Prize Winners Bach week in Hannover, Zurich Hochschule fur Musik, Shanghai Conservatorium students at Expo 2010, Australian National University Canberra.


AYO, Australia

In 2007, I was privileged to hold the position of Music Director of National Music Camp Australia, under the Australian Youth Orchestra, and in January 2013 have done this once more. I have worked with the AYO, in 'Style Workshop', 'Young Symphonists', and have special close tie with the young players in Australia, it being my homeland!


National Music Camp, Australia January 2013

These young people can teach us all we need to know about loving music!